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Study Proposes Automatic Voter Registration

Dec 4, 2015

Voter registration continues to be a hot issue, including in Kansas, where in 2011, the state instituted a strict photo ID rule and a proof of citizenship requirement for those registering to vote. Now, some voting experts advocate a different way of handling the registration of voters: automatic and permanent voter registration. We discuss it on this edition of Up to Date.


  • Jonathan Brater, counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program 
  • Michael Smith, associate professor of political science at Emporia State University